Proofreading is the final step of document completion. Unless you are working with transcripts–or something similar that does not require any substantive editing–you should ensure that your papers have already gone through extensive editing processes before hiring a proofreader (although some editors, such as myself, offer bundled editing and proofreading services).

While proofreading, I will look for missing or duplicated words, misspellings, accuracy of punctuation and basic grammar (but extensive grammatical review and rewriting at the paragraph level should have happened during editing), and formatting issues such as consistency of header alignments and extra or missing spaces between words and sentences.

If you have questions about whether your manuscript requires additional editing before it is ready for proofreading, contact me for an evaluation.